Advertising literally bombards us from all sides with slogans - "Look younger with our cream for 10 years!", "You can easily get rid of wrinkles with the help of a cream ...". It is not surprising that women spend time and money on the acquisition of such funds, trying on themselves all the novelties of cosmetology, in the hope that they will be lucky, and this new remedy will do a miracle, return youth.
Advertisers cannot be denied their ingenuity, they know perfectly well who to sell their goods to, who is afraid of what and what they trust. Advertising suggests that Cindy Crawford is a neighbor who was helped by this cream.
If a speech is made by a man in a white coat, then he is subconsciously immediately perceived as an authoritative doctor, he wants to believe, although his mind stubbornly insists that he is an actor. What is really hidden behind beautiful words? Do magic creams really work or are they just another myth?
Botox based cream. The word botox sounds magical, women think that the use of this well-known and effective remedy will certainly help them. Botox can actually visually reduce wrinkles, but only when used as an injection. After all, its secret is that it paralyzes the small muscles of the face, which stop contracting, while wrinkles are smoothed out. The cream, on the other hand, will not be able to penetrate directly into the muscles of the face, so the use of Botox in such products makes absolutely no sense, except for marketing.
Creams based on black caviar and algae extract. Dermatologists admit that both seaweed and caviar are great for moisturizing the skin, but there is no evidence of their effect on the depth of wrinkles. The price for the use of such drugs does not justify the effect of them at all. If, from the use of such creams, you feel that the skin has begun to smooth out, then you should know that this effect has occurred because the cover has received the moisture it needs. This effect can be successfully obtained from a cheaper product.
Cream with vitamin C. This vitamin is a very good antioxidant, it promotes the production of collagen in the skin. However, to obtain such an effect, it is necessary to use vitamin C in the form of vitamins directly, and not creams. Science, contrary to advertisements, claims that there is no evidence of wrinkle reduction due to the use of this vitamin in creams. It is worth knowing that in most cases the vitamin C found in anti-aging creams does not penetrate the skin at all. This situation is comparable to other vitamins.
Creams based on natural ingredients. The desire of women for everything true, natural and natural is successfully used by marketers and manufacturers. Creams marked "organic", "from natural extracts" are scattered first. And to think that natural ingredients will certainly help better than synthetic ones would be a mistake. Often, it is synthetic means that help better, with more strength.
Collagen and elastin creams. The use of obscure but credible products in creams is another trick of the manufacturers. In this case, the bitter truth is that rubbing collagen into the skin is completely pointless, since its molecules are too large to penetrate the top layer of the skin. So from the point of view of medicine, collagen, in principle, cannot improve the skin, but it can do harm. After all, collagen, unable to penetrate deeply, will simply clog the pores, and this is fraught with well-known consequences. But getting rid of wrinkles with collagen injection is quite possible.
Creams with alpha hydroxy acids (ANA). In fact, these acids not only do not rejuvenate the skin, but vice versa, accelerate the aging process. The principle of the ANA is to remove the top layer of the skin, exposing the young fresh layers. At the same time, the skin will really look refreshed and young for some time, but only now it will sharply become defenseless against ultraviolet radiation and other external influences.
Creams with 2-dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE). After applying such a cream to the skin, the cells will begin to grow, expanding the internal cavities, while the wrinkles will really be smoothed out, but the effect of such a cream does not last forever. The growth slowdown will begin within a few hours, the rate of skin cell division decreases. The unpleasant moment is that some of the cells will die from such an impact. There is a serious price to pay for the short-lived effect.
Placenta based creams. The anti-aging effect of the placenta has been known for a long time, the results of experiments even gave an answer about the reasons for this effect. The secret is that steroid hormones penetrate the skin to rejuvenate it. But importantly, it turned out that the placenta has many side effects. The main thing, perhaps, is its change in the hormonal background of a person. Scientists have tried to remove hormones from the placenta, but they are the ones that rejuvenate the skin. Today, most drugs of this kind do not have a placenta at all. After all, using the human placenta for creams is prohibited, as is its receipt in general. If the use of the placenta of animals is mentioned, then the following options are possible:
1) This placenta is really real, but it contains hormones, which will lead to a host of side complications and effects;
2) The placenta does not contain hormones and benefits, as well as no harm from it;
3) This product does not contain a placenta at all, its composition is unknown, and the use of such a cream will not bring any benefit at best.
Hyaluronic acid creams. This acid is a part of human skin, responsible for its elasticity, it is not surprising that cosmetologists decided to use it as a component of external agents. In fact, for this substance to work, it must be in a low molecular weight form, which is very rare. Otherwise, its effect is comparable to that of collagen, that is, the effect is even the opposite. In order for hyaluronic acid to have an effect, it is necessary to inject it under the skin.
Liposome creams. And the action of such a cream is also a myth, despite the frequent mention in advertising. The fact is that there has long been a theory according to which, as cells age, their membrane thickens, but liposomes can merge with cells, restoring them, adding them the necessary moisture. However, later it turned out that this theory remained a guess, not being confirmed by the facts - young and old cells have the same membrane thickness, so the use of liposomes gives nothing.
Royal jelly. This myth has appeared relatively recently, it is based, again, on the desire of women to believe that they use exclusively natural cosmetics. However, royal jelly is another myth, because this product of the vital activity of bees, according to scientists, does not have any magical and healing properties.
Creams containing albumin. This substance is included in many anti-aging products, many even notice that after using them, the skin looks like it looks better. But does albumin really help? It turns out that it does not get rid of wrinkles, but only creates a special film on the skin that hides wrinkles.